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"In his first and most fascinating book, Veblen was mocking a process as old as civilization. He expressed his skepticism in a rough-hewn prose style which made him the most impressive American satirist of his day."
"Every brash, upcoming generation should discover Veblen, and most complacent adults need to rediscover him."
—The Minneapolis Tribune--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"property now becomes the most easily recognized evidence of a reputable degrees of success as distinguished from heroic or signal achievement. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nicole O'Donnell
This review calls for some humility – it's like being asked to review Shakespeare and asked whether It is any good. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Geoffrey E. Hart
I had to read this for a theory class and while many of the concepts mentioned in this book have been classically canonized and should be learned for the sake of knowledge and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Adella
I simply delight in the way Veblen writes about his topic., This particular piece still hits the nail on the head today.Published 15 months ago by Malcolm L. Floyd
This is an unusual and unique book, unlike many other books I've read. Over the course of reading it, thoughts kept coming to mind like "Is this serious? Read morePublished 22 months ago by zkcom1
Thorstein Veblen was an American economist, who wrote this, his magnum opus, in 1899. In the subject line are six descriptive adjectives for him, the first two I borrowed from... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John P. Jones III